The White Hare (Hardcover)
Head of Zeus, 9781786690517, 248pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2018
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When Robbie’s mother died, everything changed. Suddenly upped and moved to Somerset to play happy families with his dad's new girlfriend, Robbie can't settle. He doesn't want a new life, he wants his old one back . . . but life in a village full of whispers and secrets can't make things the way they were. When the white hare appears, magical and fleet in the silvery moonlight, she leads them all into a legend, a chase, a hunt. But who is the hunter and who the hunted? Michael Fishwick deftly mingles a coming-of-age story with mystery, myth and summer hauntings.
About the Author
Michael Fishwick has written two other novels, Smashing People and Sacrifices.
Praise For The White Hare…
"Fishwick combines the pangs of bereavement and the perturbations of adolescence, exploring (often with a comic touch) family tensions as well as the terrors of the deep past, and all the time propelling his narrative along with an adventure that unfolds in the present . . . this is the best sort of magical realism." —Spectator
“Finely tuned prose, a rich sense of place, magical folklore elements, multidimensional characters, and a well-paced plot create a suspenseful contemporary tale of grief, retribution, and healing.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[a] rare offering filled with mystery and emotional depth.” —Foreword Reviews, starred review
“An additional selection for tenacious readers.” —School Library Journal
"atmospheric." —Booklist Online